Innovative Characteristics / Good Writing Rules / The Need for Moving

Innovative Questions
Eight Characteristics of the Innovators Mindset – Here are questions that might be useful to an administrator interview but could also help leaders think more deeply about their practice. @gcouros @kimpowelledtech

Steven Pinker’s 13 Rules for Good Writing – Each type of writing has its norms. Some guidelines apply across disciplines. @sapinker @openculture @MDDelahunty @rshotton

Kids Moving
Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn – When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @WHHumanities @cultofpedagogy

Social/Mobile Media Education

A Game-Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy – A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math. @CommKr8veWriter @edutopia @rudytoot1


Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government. Do you or your kids know what an exaflop is? @DrPizza @arstechnica @ChuckDBrooks

Math and Football


Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches. That style of motivation could help in the classroom, too. Students respond to the passion of their teachers. BIG! @JohnCUrschel @nytimes

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Pachelbel Rant – comedian rants about how much it sucks to play Pachelbel’s Canon in D on a cello. This is funny even if you love the piece. @Ali_Lev @POLITICO @MorningTech @NYTimes @RobPRocks

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Leadership Mindswith

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

Being Digital 23 Years Later by Nicholas Negroponte

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

Token Ideas for Guest Speakers by Jenna Smith – If you need a high quality plaque check out EDCO Awards and Specialties.

Get It Done: The 21-day Mind Hack System to Double Your Productivity and Finish What You Start by Michael Mackintosh

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

Hacking Project-Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

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